Pet food industry supply chain intact during COVID-19

Although many pet food industry suppliers have prepared for the pandemic, there will still be increased costs and transportation difficulties in the supply chain.


As of the beginning of April, much of the pet food production supply chain remained intact, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, industry leaders cannot predict how the Covid-19 pandemic will ultimately affect sources of materials for pet food formulation, manufacturing and packaging. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “Pet Food Industry Supply Chain Intact during COVID-19.”,, 3 Apr. 2020,

Coronavirus pandemic curbs 2020 revenues

Usually immune pet care services may take a hit

The socio-economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented in modern U.S. history and remain unpredictable, but some things are already certain, including economic volatility at a level not seen at least since the Great Recession. While the pet market is famously resistant to recessions, it is not immune, especially in the case of non-medical (non-veterinary) pet care services, as market research firm Packaged Facts rephttp://www.packagedfacts.comorts in its upcoming U.S. Pet Market Outlook 2020-2021. Read more.

“Coronavirus Pandemic Curbs 2020 Revenues.”,, 24 Mar. 2020,

Feds deem pet food industry vital during COVID-19 pandemic

With that, the federal agency deemed dog, cat and other pet food and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety.”


United States Department of Homeland Security officials defined some dog, cat and other food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. With that, the federal agency deemed pet food, ingredient and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security,” wrote Christopher Krebs, director of U.S. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in a memorandum released March 19. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “Feds Deem Pet Food Industry Vital during COVID-19 Pandemic.”,, 20 Mar. 2020,